Drum machine/pads that I could us to add live percusiion into my DJ sets

Skenkl

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Evening folks,

I have been wanting to incorporate some live percussion into my dj sets for a while, as am a keen djembe player. Someone mention something to me at a party about a roland drum machine with pads, but couldn't remember the model. I've found this one

http://www.turnkey.co.uk/tkweb/stockdetail.jsp?sku=ROLA-SPDS&context=WEB

anyone have one? used one? Or know of a product that would meet my needs. The idea of dropping samples into mixes appeals to me too, which I can do with this one. Are there any about that have bigger pads that you could play with your hands easier, if that makes sense.

Cheers

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i used to have -

yamaha dtexpress II

got it a year and a half ago for just under 1k think you can buy them new now for about half that.

its pretty good and you can wire it up to the computer etc

will never beat the sound of a real kit though.

however there are 2 newer models

dtexpress III
and dtexpess III Special

so i guess you could check those out too.

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nice thinkin tom!
cant wait to see this!
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saw sub6 in capetown with live drum pads and it gave a great feel to an already pumping set. also saw the SUN Project but that was just funny...
 

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Psilocybo said:
Yeah I was going to recommend that. It's really sensitive and aswell as having loads of decent samples, allows you to store your own. A wise investment.
The handsonic is great; we use it in all our live sets, and I borrowed it for our Voice of Cod set at Tribe of Frog this weekend too. It's designed to be used either on your lap or a snare stand, and has adjustable sensitivity so that you can play it with either hands or drumsticks. The djembe and darbuka patches are great; very playable, and it has a large range of percussion, sound-effects and kit sounds in loads of styles. It also has a D-Beam which is great for cymbals or thunder, for example, and two ribbon controllers which can also be used for various things, including scratch effects and guiros.

However it doesn't sample, as implied by the previous post!
 

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I've used the handsonic a fair bit and, although it takes a bit of getting used to, it is a great tool.

Personally I prefer playing with sticks and to that end have just bought myself a huge V-drum set-up. All I need to do now is buy an Opus rig to run it through and I'm set.

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